Rosedale - Abbey and Valley Walk
This circular walk explores Rosedale, a beautiful valley in the middle of the North York Moors. It's a fantastic area for walking with wonderful scenery in a peaceful, unspoilt environment.
The walk starts in the delightful village of Rosedale Abbey. It's a lovely place with old stone houses, a village green and the ruins of the former Cistercian Priory which once stood on the site. The walk then follows good footpaths up towards North Dale before a woodland section through the Knottside Plantation. You continue across the moors, passing a series of impressive industrial ruins from the mining period of the area. The views across the moors are magnificent as you climb to a height of over 1300 feet.
The return leg sees you descend past a series of farms and the village of Thorngill, before returning to Rosedale Abbey.
To continue your walking in the area head west and try the popular Farndale Daffodil Walk. There's nice waterside paths along the River Dover with lots of pretty daffodils to see in spring. Rosedale also includes Blakey Ridge, where there's more great views and the lovely Lion Inn pub.
The long distance Lyke Wake Walk runs just to the north of Rosedale Moor. It's a great way of exploring the North York Moors on foot, taking you across the nearby Danby Moor and Glaisdale Moor.
Just to the south is the lovely village of Hutton-le-Hole where you can try our circular walk to Lastingham and Spaunton.